Thursday, August 18, 2005

By The Company You Keep

The Cindy Sheehan vigil/protest/media circus has won broad support from the usual left-wing anti-war, anti-Bush, anti-American activists.

What may surprise some is the support she's been getting from the far right, as ben Johnson noted in his Front Page Magazine article:

Leading the parade is none other than "former" Klansman David Duke. Duke recently authored the article, "Why Cindy Sheehan is Right!" in which the "fiery" politician criticizes an article written by little ol’ me. The convicted fraud writes, "A recent article on David Horowitz’s FrontPage [Magazine] and repeated by many pro-Israel zealots dares to compare her with that incorrigible American, me." It is true in my article I stated Sheehan’s over-the-top rhetoric "echoes the line being taken by David Duke and his ilk at their most recent recruiting website," – a point Duke concedes. On his August 14 web broadcast, the alleged plastic surgery aficionado read an e-mail Cindy Sheehan sent to the producer of Ted Koppel’s "Nightline," in which she wrote:

my first born was murdered. Am I angry? Yes, he was killed for lies and for a PNAC [Project for a New American Century] Neo-Con agenda to benefit Israel. My son joined the Army to protect America, not Israel.

After reading these words, Duke exclaimed, "Boy, it sounds exactly like the things I’ve been writing, doesn’t it?" Other commentators agreed.


Thanks to the internet, Sheehan’s popularity among the armband brigades is spreading like fire creeping up a moonlit cross. On the web’s premier hate website,, Duke supporter James Kelso (whose screen name is "Charles A. Lindbergh") posted a link to a video message from Cindy Sheehan entitled, "Mr. President, you lied to us."

Cindy is also popular at the American Nationalist Union. ANU is run by Don Wassall, former national chairman of the Populist Party, a racist third party organized in 1984 by Willis Carto’s Liberty Lobby; in 1988, the party nominated David Duke for president. ANU’s Nationalist News section links to four articles supporting Cindy Sheehan, including a delightful link to an article on Justin Raimondo’s Hate America Right website about Christopher Hitchens: "Drink-Soaked Trotskyite Popinjay Slimes Antiwar Mom "

Duke is not the only figure on the White Wing to embrace Sheehan. The explicitly Nazi National Socialist Movement backs her, as well. NSM "Commander" Jeff Schoep entitled one recent radio broadcast "NSM SUPPORTS CINDY SHEEHAN," then devoted a second broadcast to Sheehan the next day.

The far left and the far right have found common cause in their hatred of the Jewish people and Israel. Both groups play right into the hands of the Islamists who regard them as a valuable fifth column in the West.

The far left has little trouble fighting alongside an Islamic political movement that is otherwise anathema to their "progressive" politics. Radical feminists praise mullahs who subject women to slavery and anti-war pacificists support the bloody depredations of Islamic terrorists. These self-styled anti-racists will feel no shame praising Klansmen and neo-Nazis, as long as they hate the Jews.

Evil embraces its own.

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